Entries by Eric

Fruit Trees that Thrive in Planting Zones 3 & 4 and Bear Fruit

Several types of fruit trees thrive in planting zones 3 & 4. While the temperatures are relatively cool in zones 3 & 4, both zones are well suited for growing a variety of fruit trees. The extreme winter temperatures in Zone 4 is can range from minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit to minus 30 degrees. The […]

Alaska Trees | The Most Common Tree Species Found in Alaska

Alaska is home to several species, but in all cases Alaska Trees are among the hardiest varieties in order to withstand the harsh environment. The climate is quite diverse, from growing zones 4 and 5 along the southern coast, to the severe cold climate of zone1 found in the frigid northern portion of the state. […]

Pruning Apple Trees | When is the Ideal Time for Pruning Apple Trees

Apple trees are extremely resilient and grow well in most planting zones, but pruning apple trees annually is crucial for optimum fruit production. The most productive growth areas for apple trees are zones 4 through 7. In addition to improving fruit production, pruning apple trees can also maintain the overall shape of the trees to […]

Zone 2 Trees | Selection Guide for Planting Trees in Zones 1 & 2

The extreme cold temperatures found in planting zones 1 & 2 are less than ideal conditions for planting most trees. In fact, the list of Zone 2 Trees is quite limited. The number of trees that can survive in Zone 1 is even shorter. Only the hardiest of trees can endure the cold winter temperatures […]

Tree Planting Zones in the USA | List of Popular Species for Each Zone

The map above depicts the various tree planting zones in the USA. When selecting new trees to plant in your yard it is important to choose trees that are suitable for the specific zone that you live in. The USDA has published this chart to help you determine the zone number for your area of […]

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Best Trees for Attracting Deer | How to Plant a Deer Orchard

Some of the best trees for attracting deer to your property are fruit trees. To make your property stand out from neighboring land, entice the deer with something sweet like fall fruit. The most common fruit trees planted for this purpose are Apple Trees, Pear Trees, and Persimmons. If you plant either of these trees […]

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Evergreen Trees | Hearty Trees that Stay Green Year Round

By definition, evergreen trees retain their leaves or needles throughout all four seasons. As the name implies, they are always green. Conversely, a deciduous tree will completely shed all of its foliage in the winter. Evergreens are very popular since they provide year-round beauty to your landscape as well as ongoing privacy.